Sometimes Julie


Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.


Sometimes Julie is an indie rock/Americana band fronted by singer-songwriter duo Monica Sorenson and Rick Walker.

The two met in 2012 in a dive bar in San Diego, where Monica was up on stage singing karaoke, lending her powerful vocal style to songs by Janis Joplin, Melissa Ethridge and Alanis Morissette. Chatting with each other between songs, Rick learned that Monica was a poet looking for a new outlet for her words. Fortunately, Rick had 20+ years’ worth of musical compositions in his head that needed lyrics.

The duo's first collaboration gave birth to their award-winning debut CD, HEAD FIRST, the title track of which generated substantial buzz, getting spins on both terrestrial and internet radio, and won an Akademia Music Award for best Americana music video.

Sometimes Julie’s latest release, the EP entitled BRIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE, marks the duo’s evolution to a harder rocking sound and contains Monica’s most introspective lyrics yet, exploring themes of love and loss. It is a great listen.

Joined by long-time SoCal rocker George Nelms (drums), along with San Diego music scene newcomers Bruce Paul Allen (bass), and Alberto Moreno (lead guitar), Sometimes Julie performs provocative indie rock with a strong Americana influence. Their raw, sexy, driving sound will stir up your passionate side!

Visit us at sometimesjulie, /sometimesjulie, /sometimesjulie, or /user/sometimesjulieband.

sometimes juliesd at g- mail dot -com

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Member since:
Dec 12 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
46 years


Part of what makes our music interesting is that our influences are so numerous and varied. Not only that, but while we do share several musical influences, Monica's and mine (Rick's) are pretty different. Monica is influenced by Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant, Lana Del Ray, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay and Grace Potter. I am influenced by The Kinks, Tom Petty, The Beach Boys, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, and The Pixies. There are several musical influences that we do share, though, including The Beatles, CSNY, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, and The New Pornographers.

While on some level we are of course a product of our influences, Monica and I really don't set out to sound like anything or anybody when we write our songs. The music that comes out of us is honest and authentic. It is us.

Members Of Band

Monica Sorenson, Rick Walker, Bruce Paul Allen, Alberto Moreno, George Nelms